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Max Charlesworth

Max Charlesworth was Professor of Philosophy at Deakin University 1976–1990. His publications include Philosophy of Religion, The Existentialists, and Jean-Paul Sartre, and he co-edited Religion in Aboriginal Australia.

Max Charlesworth reviews 'Unfree Associations: Inside psychoanalytic institutes' by Douglas Kirsner

April 2000, no. 219 01 April 2000
Douglas Kirsner’s new book has been a long time in the making. Based on extensive interviews with US East Coast and West Coast psychoanalysts over some ten years, it started out as an encyclopedic study of Freud and Freudianism. At one stage of its evolution it was called The Culture of the Couch but later, when Kirsner and his editor realised that he had assembled almost one million words of in ... (read more)

Max Charlesworth reviews 'Edge of the Sacred: Transformation in Australia' by David J. Tacey

May 1995, no. 170 01 May 1995
We have been blessed in this country with an oversupply of spiritual writers – analysts of and speculators about the spiritual dimensions of our life and culture. We have had a certain amount of history and pop sociology about the Australian temperament and character and much cultural cringing and self-laceration, but not much about the Australian ‘soul’. This is an odd situation since much ... (read more)